Hello hello everybody Here Maggie again! You know, from the Blond Dutch Chick goes Long Way East thread: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715670&highlight=blond+dutch+chick In short: I went from The Netherlands to Mongolia on a F650GS (June 2011), broke my ankle in Numrug Mongolia (8 July 2011), came back by plane, and within 2 months I bought myself a BMW X-Country!! Why an X-Country? The F650GS is just to heavy for extreme off road (though it was not the cause for my crash). But still. Hyperpro Bas (Alphen ad Rijn) and Walter - Sibirsky Extreme - Colebatch gave me the advice to buy an X-Country. I would have loved an X-Challenge, unfortunately such a bike is way to high for traveling for me. Haha I'm just a short girl...1m63cm :eek1 Anyway.... The bike was bought and plans had to be made!! Together with Walter and Bas, we made a plan (hahaha they made a plan, I had to provide the money). Walter made me the list below: - Hyperpro fork conversion WP 48mm forks, triple clamps - Hyperpro 461 fully adjustable rear shock - Hyperpro Haan Front 21 x 1.6 Excel wheel - Hyperpro Haan Rear 18 x 2.15 Excel wheel - Hot Rod Welding 9.5 litres X Tank - Hot Rod Welding Protection Parts - Hot Rod Welding Fairing - Hot Rod Welding X-Rack - Scheffelmeier Adventure bash plate - Scheffelmeier Case Saver - Scheffelmeier wheel spacer - Adv Spec Barkbusters - Adv Spec Double Take Mirrors - Adv Spec Unifilter and prefilter - Touratech chain guide - Rayz Seat - Oxford heated grips - Adv Spec Sibirsky Extreme luggage - Touratech radiator protector Most of the parts I ordered directly and/or called with Erik (Hot Rod) and Ray (Rayz Seat) to make an appointment. Walter arranged the forks for me, and got me in contact with Adventure Spec. Thankzz Walter!! And off I went to Hyperpro Bas, to change the original forks, the wheels and of course, the suspension. Hyperpro purple it must be Old forks No forks New forks and disabled headlight Bas working on the bike This is the first part of my X-Country rebuild Rally/Adventure bike!! The next part will be about Hotrod Welding!!! Erik is gonna make an extraordinary Rally fairing + Mount special fit for the X-Country!!! CU Laterzzz, kiss from The Netherlands, Maggie Extreme Zantstorm!!